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Monday, August 20, 2012


This card is for the Split Coast Stampers Challenge TLC391 Non-Stamped.  The cute little witch is cut out from a piece of 12x12 Graphic 45 paper from their "Happy Haunting" collection.  I used a Nestability die for the background and another piece of Graphic 45 black/orange check for the background.  Base of card is Stampin' Up Black.


Some simple, fun and easy Halloween cards using Graphic 45 and Stampin' Up papers and Spellbinders, Nestabilities dies.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pages

Tan & Ivory Damask by Canvas Corp other papers are SU Very Vanilla and Bazill dark tan.  Handmade flowers using die cuts and punches.  Pearls were from an old necklace.  Satin ribbon.  Damask paper was cut using a Scrappin' Dreams 3'n3 #3 Elegance Template.

Wedding Scrapbook Pages

Best Creation Inc., Mr. & Mrs. glittery paper used to make wedding pages.  Bazill black and SU Neenah Solar White.  Aqua ribbon and diamond jewel accents.  Stamps are by K & Company.

Wedding Scrapbook Pages

Tan & Ivory Diamond paper by Canvas Corp used to make wedding pages.  Handmade roses using SU and EK Success flower punches.  Satin Ribbon and tea died Wilton doilies.  Background paper is Bazill.
Simple easy pages.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wedding Scrapbook Pages

Wedding Scrapbook Pages made to meet the SCS Ways To Use It Challenge (WT387), Something Old, New, Blue.

Papers used are Bazill, October Afternoon (Sasparilla Wagon Train) and Authentique (Fresh).  Satin Ribbons and Flower Lace ribbon.  Silver Charm hearts and handmade flowers.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

My very first Cricut adventure.

My friend and fellow paper artist owns three (yes 3) Cricut machines and a Gypsy.  She has a Personal Cutter, Expression and a Imagine and doesn't have time to learn how to fully operate and use them, so she asked if I would help out, well yeah! I was thrilled and excited to get to try out all of the machines.  She dropped everything off at my home and I loaded everything up into my car for a trip to the local scrapping store for a Cricut 101 lesson.  Three hours later,  my head was spinning, I brought everything home, and didn't even unload the car.  Whew, to much information to cram into my head when I have some deadlines to meet.   That was a week ago, and today I fired up the least intimidating of the machines and the one that seemed most popular with the class, the Expression and this is what I made:

Coffee Cup Gift Card Holders

So what did I think about the Expression, seems that I still have a lot to learn, like how to save paper, for the novice user I wasted a lot of paper even with moving the blade around.  I found that it was more efficient to use the original cut out as a pattern and hand cut the shape of the cup base and the lids, the rest were cut using the Cricut.  I embossed the top layer and ran the holder through the crimper.  Foam tape was strategically placed between the base layers to hold a gift card.